International Journal of Ophthalmology(IJO) is a global ophthalmological scientific publication and a peer-reviewed open access bimonthly periodical (p-ISSN 2222-3959, e-SSN 2227-4898). This journal is established in 2008, sponsored by Xi'an Medical Association, China and obtains guidance and support from WHO and ICO. The general scientific advisors include Prof. Bruce E Spivey (President of ICO), Prof. G O H Naumann (Ex-President of ICO). The Honorary editors-in-chief include Prof. J J Delaey (Vice-President of ICO), Prof. Dennis S C Lam (President-Elect of APAO). Prof. Xiu-Wen Hu (Vice President of Ophthalmological Society, National Centre for Medical Education Research and Development) is the President and Chief editor. Prof. Yan-Nian Hui (Ex-Director, Eye Institute of the Whole Army, the Fourth Military Medical University of Chinese PLA) is the editor-in-chief. Prof. George Chiou, (Founding chief editor of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics) is the co-editors-in-chief.IJO is the only ophthalmological periodical in China indexed by SCI-Expandedï¼ŒPubMed and PubMed-Central, it accepts contributions in English from all over the world which mainly includes original research and review articles, both basic and clinical papers.